Nanostructured Nickel Magnesium Oxide Will Enable One Terabyte Computer Chip and 80 mpg Cars

North Carolina State University engineers have created a new material that would allow a fingernail-size computer chip to store the equivalent of 20 high-definition DVDs or 250 million pages of text, far exceeding the storage capacities of today’s computer memory systems. (H/T Brett Coalson) the engineers made their breakthrough using the process of selective doping, …

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Todays Election in Germany Will Determine the Fate of 17 Nuclear reactors, update the reactors are saved

UPDATE: The Center right coalation of the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democrats (FDP) have won (Yellow and Black being the colors of those parties) and the nuclear reactors are saved. The FDP garnered around 14.6% of Sunday’s vote, its best showing yet, paving the way for a coalition with the CDU, which led …

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Geoengineering Proposals Analyzed and Compared for Cooling Potential

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have carried out the first comprehensive assessment of the relative merits of different geoengineering schemes in terms of the climate cooling potential. Their paper appears in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. [H/T Greencar congress Using a mix of these geoengineering techniques and mitigating production of …

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Canada new natural gas finds and new nuclear power

Canada has had several new natural gas finds that seem to more than double the 57 trillion cf of reserves previously recorded. Plus some of the oilsand methods are burning some of the oilsands to get the rest flowing (THAI/Capris) Bruce power has applied to build 4 nuclear reactors in Alberta (4000MW). First power could …

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